Weekend in Santos, Brazil
Trip Start Mar 24, 2012
6Trip End May 24, 2012
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So, after my trip to Santos I totally understand what everyone has been telling me. I guess it is not really that the people from Curitiba are really that cold, it is just that in comparison to other areas they are definitely much more reserved than other people. Santos just seemed very alive, there were tons of people everywhere and they were much louder and more animated than in Curitiba. The people in Santos were closer to what I expected from Brazilians than most of the people that I have seen in Curitiba
We got into Santos around 9:30PM or so and caught a taxi to our couch surfing host’s house. We were all pretty hungry and wanted to do some exploring so she took us to the beach to get some food and hang out. We were used to Curitiba, where everything starts to shut down at around 7PM. Here in Santos there was not even a hint that places were starting to shut down even after 10PM! And the really cool part was the fact that it seemed like everyone was out. There were teenagers hanging out with friends, older people, and families with young children all out enjoying the night. We were still sitting at the open air restaurant on the beach around midnight and there were still families arriving to get something to eat and hang out.
We spent the next day hanging out on the beach with our CS host. She is an English teacher from Santos, Brazil and taught us a lot about Brazil over the course of our time in Santos. I loved being able to get more of a local and personal feel for what the city is like, which would have been much more difficult without the great hospitality and openness of our host while we were there.